Komachi is the best imouto a useless onii-chan can ever hope to get ;_;
Memories are priceless indeed….
This episode is quite full of siblings as Haruno makes another appearance.
I can’t hate that Mai Nakahara acting, seriously.
She’s really pushing things for Yukinon….
And she says some really interesting things too.
SNAFU continues with it’s unique blend of pain and empathy this week. Hachiman gets pushed to show off a more… “kinder” side of him thanks to Komachi by “accompanying” Yuigahama to a festival on the pretext of “buying stuff”. I’m really starting to like Komachi a lot, she shows a very shrewd side when it comes to her brother, and I just love how she tries to keep her annoyances with him just slightly out of earshot. Although I think Hachiman still knows it anyways. Truly, the best imouto for a dame-oniichan like him.
On the other end, the Yukinoshita family continues to fascinate with Haruno’s descriptions of her family this week. Also, Haruno’s skill at being condescending without overly ticking people off is truly on another level from Yukinoshita’s brash and upfront attitude to others. Guess it comes with the territory that she’s (forced?) to navigate in. And I’m guess I’m wrong about her feelings towards Yukinon too, it does seem like she likes her very much, albeit possibly to the point it might be hard to differentiate between love and jealousy.
Of course, the elephant in the room that everyone’s trying not to talk about is the car accident that is… well, partially the reason everything came together. I loved Yuigahama’s direct acknowledgement of her feelings towards Hachiman at the end of this episode, even as much as the guy concerned is trying to let both of them down. The scales do seem to be ever-slightly tipped to Yukinon’s side though, as Hachiman’s expression of his disappointment and self-hate towards himself regarding his own lofty view of Yukinon being shattered. Sometimes, he does get really too negative for his own good, sigh…
Next week moves things to the school’s cultural festival. It’s going to be interesting to see the way this show tackles this cliche.